An opinion column in the Oregon Southwest Community Connection tells of Rick Seifert’s effort to better get to know his neighbors. What did he do? One evening last August, down the block from his house, he set up a card table, chairs, and a Chinese Checkers set. Pretty soon, people had gathered around and other families had come outside with their games. Now that winter has abated and the series of game nights can resume, Rick hopes to use the gatherings as an opportunity to talk about community emergency preparedness.

Now that’s what we love about games.